Postdoctoral Fellowship in Observational Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
CEA-Saclay
Department Name: 
IRFU
City: 
Gif-sur-yvette
State/Province: 
France
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Institut de Recherche sur les lois Fondamentales de l’Univers (IRFU) at CEA-Saclay, to work in observational cosmology with large spectroscopic surveys. The appointment is initially for two years with a possible extension for one additional year and is provided through a national grant from the French agency for research (ANR) awarded to the French Participation Group of eBOSS and collaborations within the member institutes (IAP, LPNHE, CPPM and LAM). Full funding is available for conferences, travel, personal equipment and publications.

A part of the research of the successful candidate is expected to be on Emission Line Galaxy and Quasar clustering for the analysis of the final eBOSS sample in 2019 and of the DESI early data with privileged access to the data of both collaborations. Applications with expertise in modeling of the clustering statistics, in the generation of mock catalogues or in the combination of different probes are strongly welcome. The other part of the research is left to the choice of the candidate who is encouraged to carry out an independent research program in relation with DESI science, to collaborate with other IRFU members, to participate in the activities of the Institute such as workshops, seminars and outreach, and to mentor students if interested.

The candidate will join a dynamic team highly involved in eBOSS and DESI, with strong connections to optical (DES, CFIS), CMB (Planck) and SZ (Planck clusters) surveys. The large-scale structure group includes 9 researchers, 7 PhD students and 1 postdoc. The project will benefit from other studies led at IRFU such as cosmological neutrinos, phenomenological dark matter and modified gravity models, but also cross-correlation analyses between large-scale structures and other probes (SZ signal from Planck, gravitational lensing). In particular, the group has close connections with the Institut de Physique Theorique (IPhT) of CEA-Saclay. 

Applications should consist of a CV, a list of publications and a brief statement of research interests to be submitted electronically to etienne.burtin@cea.fr. Please arrange for 2 to 3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the above email address. All application material should be received by May. 10, 2018 and the contract is expected to start in the fall of 2018. Further questions and inquiries regarding this position can be asked to either Etienne Burtin (etienne.burtin@cea.fr) or Christophe Yèche (CYeche@lbl.gov).

Included Benefits: 

The CEA-Saclay is located approx. 20km southwest of Paris and can be reached by public transportation as well as by dedicated commuter shutlle bus to and from various locations in Paris. The position includes health coverage for employee and family. School in France is free for all children above 3 years old, and day care is available.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, June 11, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Etienne Burtin
Title: 
staff scientist
Institution/Company: 
CEA-Saclay
Department Name: 
IRFU
City: 
Gif sur Yvette cedex
Zip/Postal Code: 
F-91191
Country: 
France
Phone: 
+33 1 69 08 53 58
Email: 
etienne.burtin@cea.fr
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Etienne Burtin
Email: 
etienne.burtin@cea.fr